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Definitions of charm

  1. To act as a charm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To captivate; fascinate; delight; be fascinating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To influence by magic; give exquisite delight to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To influence by a charm: to subdue by secret influence: to enchant: to delight: to allure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To enchant; delight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please greatly; to be fascinating. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make a musical sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To work by magic powers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. protect through supernatural powers or charms Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To subdue or control; to exercise irresistible power over; to please or delight greatly; to yield exquisite pleasure to the mind or senses; to fortify against evil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates; "his smile was part of his appeal to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. something believed to bring good luck Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. A melody; a song. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the practice of magic; a magical combination of words, characters, etc.; an incantation. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in averting ill or securing good fortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal, a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms are often worn at the watch chain. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To make music upon; to tune. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence; to affect by magic. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to enchant; to fascinate. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A spell or enchantment; that which causes admiration; a trinket; as, a watch charm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. A spell: something thought to possess hidden power or influence: that which can please irresistibly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. A magic spell; fascination; beauty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Charming. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. The power of alluring or delighting; winsomeness; fascination; beauty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Charmer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Words, philters, characters acting as a spell; any spell or enchantment which acts by some magic power; that which has irresistibly pleasing and attractive power. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Words, figures, or things supposed to possess some hidden or mysterious power; anything supposed to possess a magic power or spell; that which can subdue or delight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for charm

  1. I should not dare to ask how much of their charm came from that fact; and the author does not fail to show you how much harm, so that it is not on my conscience. – Literature and Life by William Dean Howells
  2. There's a charm over him, don't you see?" – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
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